Best Medication For Worming??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by M.sue, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    I have been researching and have information overload. What is the best medication to use to worm chickens & is the most effective? I read there is one that hits all types of worms & is the most effective but can't remember the name. It had a broad spectrum coverage & was easy to use. Reason why I'm asking is that I have noticed blood (fresh & bright) on the shavings below the roost in the morning twice this week. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    Look in my signature line for a link regarding worming.
  3. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Thank you for replying and for the informative link. I took a fecal sample the vet and I'm just waiting on the results. I have not noticed any further blood since I placed the original post.They all are acting normal & are active. I'm beginning & hoping to think that maybe one of them shed a lining which to my understanding, after all the reading, is considered quiet normal . I also have gone over the poo chart several times and their poo appears normal and I haven't noticed any strong odors or any worms expelled.

    My flock in which this post is in regards too turned a year old this past April. I'm a first time chicken owner but was raised being around them. The more I read about worming yearly makes sense although some of the reasons not to worm does also. I have never wormed just out of plain naivety but did have a fecal check of the flock last fall when I first learned and read about people's opinions on worming.

    The more I read, learn and research this topic I have to say I'm leaning toward getting them on a yearly worming schedule. Yes, people worm other pets (dogs,cats, horses, etc.) yearly....why not our chickens.

    Again thank you for your reply.

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